Holy Moly Macaroni restaurant is now open!

Written by Martin James Admin

Independent Birmingham restaurant Holy Moly opens its doors after a restaurant relocation.

In 2019, co-founders Jim and Ayyab Cockburn had a shared vision of a mac ‘n’ cheese themed restaurant, following a visit to a pop festival, which showed them that the format’s popularity spanned hugely diverse groups of people.

A mission to find the best mac ‘n’ cheese then took them to Harlem, New York where they saw first- hand how the concept of wholesome, nourishing comfort food, served in an environment of fun, friendship, and creativity formed the heart & soul of the community.

The thinking behind it

Eager to recreate this experience of human connection underpinned by a fusion of great food, live music, art, and exceptional service, Holy Moly was born in Brum!

Jim and Ayyab, said: “We are proud to see the Harlem experience land in Harborne and look forward to the impact it will have on the community, offering a social hub for families and friends to come together.”

As part of the Martin James Network, Holy Moly’s mission is to contribute to a better, more inclusive society where individuals are valued, and communities grow and thrive cohesively.

Managing Director Paul Elliott added: “With recent months spent giving back to the community, myself and the Holy Moly team are excited to get back to what we know best; serving freshly-prepared food and providing a Harlem-inspired experience. It’s been an exciting last 11 months as we relocated from Grand Central to become part of the Harborne community. We’re now looking forward to welcoming back old and new faces as we re-open the doors and provide a unique experience for our customers.”

The newly-located restaurant boasts an impressive 100 internal covers with an additional 58 outdoor seats. Situated on Harborne High Street, with an atmospheric garden spilling into the Old School Yard, it is set to provide the ideal dining experience all year round.

Why should you visit?

Offering a wide range of indulgent dishes, from vegan and vegetarian to Halal certified chicken and a ‘Macareenies’ menu for the kids, inclusion is the golden thread that runs through Holy Moly, creating an atmosphere that is accessible to everyone. Whenever you fancy your Holy Moly fix, there is a meal for you!

Open for breakfast right through to dinner and cocktails, the popular main menu hosts signature dishes including ‘Mama’s Buttermilk Chicken’ and the ‘Not So Holy Burger’ both served with a choice of fries or legendary soul satisfying mac.

Not a Harborne local? The new location has a range of car parks just a short walk away, with complete wheelchair access into the premise.

With graffiti murals covering the interior and live music nights, Holy Moly is set to be the chosen hangout spot for Harborne locals creating a hub for healthier, connected communities.

For more information visit www.holymolymacaroni.com